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Sphinn was launched on July 11, 2007 by Danny Sullivan as a way for people in the search marketing community to connect, network and share news stories about the industry that they thought others would find interesting.

The site follows the same structure as Digg where users submit a story and other users can vote on whether they like it or not; they can “sphinn” it for yes, and “desphinn” it for no. Once a story is “sphunn” 22 times (providing it is sphunn 22 times within 2 days of being submitted) it hits the front page of Sphinn and is immediately accessible to anyone who logs on to the home page (except for posts submitted to the Water Cooler category, which no longer have the ability to hit the main page). Stories submitted to Sphinn can also be discussed by members on the comment portion of each post.
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from VLEdwards 2092 Days ago #
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Good information

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from Sugarrae 2092 Days ago #
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I was talking about this with Brent C. at one of the shows... we’re all so intertwined with these social media sites that we forget a lot of people get a bit confused by them and need a tour of the place. Nice guide.

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from yetanotherben 2092 Days ago #
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Agreed, and I feel honoured that Deanna found my post helpful too!

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from TCSM 2092 Days ago #
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Sphunn for the irony of wanting to see a guide to Sphinn on the Sphinn homepage

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from Jill 2092 Days ago #
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That’s the best comment spam ever! 

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from Sugarrae 2092 Days ago #
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Excuse me Jill?

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from planetc1 2092 Days ago #
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Didn’t realize who Deanna was until I saw the photo and recognized her from pubcon. Besides being a good intro guide to sphinn, this guide is a good reminder to go back and cover some seemingly obvious "how to" stuff on my site.

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from Jill 2092 Days ago #
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@sugarrae oops...the spam was removed :D Some comment spammer had this huge list of teeny-tiny links to their site. Like 100.

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from susiehood 2092 Days ago #
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Found article very useful as I’m quite new to Sphinn myself. Good guide.

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from zigojacko 2092 Days ago #
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An excellent well structured guide, will prove very useful to many a new Sphinn member.

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from Cathubodua 2091 Days ago #
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This was the article that introduced me to Sphinn. Now that I’m here I hope to find even more great articles. :)

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from Sugarrae 2091 Days ago #
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@cathubodua welcome :)

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from TCSM 2091 Days ago #
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@cathubodua Hey there! Make yourself at home. You been in the industry long?

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from Cathubodua 2090 Days ago #
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Hey guys, thank you for the welcome. :)I’ve been in the industry since 2005, started as a web copywriter, then added some SEM/SEO knowledge, then started blogging.... I hope to learn here as much as I can from more experienced people. :)

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from BrettBorders 2090 Days ago #
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Cathubodua,Welcome to Sphinn! Find good stuff and submit it.,... only vote for the best stuff!

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